The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began their three-day visit to Ireland today, with Kate channeling the national colour: green! She opted for a new coat and dress, as well as a headband and earrings.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Dublin Airport (Kensington Palace)
Prince William and Kate sig meeting President Higgins
Prince William and Kate sign the visitors book after meeting President Higgins and his wife in Dublin (Irish Foreign Ministry)

Her new coat came from Catherine Walker, and looks to be based on the ‘Highland’ style, but made in a different fabric with a maxi length.

It features an oversized notched lapel, with two sets of double buttons at the waist. Two flap pockets sit at an angle on the hips, and it flares gently in the skirt; the shoulders are peaked. A lovely coat, especially with slightly more glamorous buttons.

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Catherine Walker ‘Highland’ coat

You can closer see the fabric of the coat – a wool crepe, I suspect – in this image.

The Duchess of Cambridge meets the President of Ireland, on the first day of their 3 day visit.
Button detail from Kate’s coat

Kate wore a new dress from Alessandra Rich, the ‘Green Printed Silk Peplum Dress’ retailing for approx £1881. The high-neck dress features pleated blouson sleeves ending in cuffs, a peplum at the waist – emphasised by a waistband – and pleats across the bodice. A wrap effect is given by the buttons on the left-hand side. The buttons were swapped on the Duchess’ version, for a dark (we suspect black) stone with a chain surround; these are the same as her coat (above).

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Alessandra Rich Women's Green Printed Silk Peplum Dress
Alessandra Rich Women’s Green Printed Silk Peplum Dress

Many are noting this is quite a fussy dress, and we agree. It could do with either a plain fabric, or losing a couple of details, like the pleating and buttons.

She carried her LK Bennett ‘Dora’ clutch, which is available at a 25% discount here. Or full price here and here (£150). The envelope style piece is one we have seen before for Kate, in khaki. Try this to match the look.

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LK Bennett dora
LK Bennett ‘Dora’ clutch in vibrant green

Catherine wore her Emmy ‘Rebecca’ heels in forest green. Get a pair here (£395) or try these and these for more affordable matches.

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Emmy ‘Rebecca’ forest green pointed heel

The Duchess opted for a new pair of earrings from Asprey, part of the Daisy range. Costing a whopping £17,300, the ‘Daisy heritage earrings’; in diamond feature marquise diamond ‘petals’ and a pave diamond centre, set in 18ct white gold. They measure approx 1.3cm and come in just shy of three carat stone weight. You can get them here. If you don’t mind a coloured version, these earrings are a great match at £5.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore new Asprey earrings for her visit to Ireland.
Asprey Daisy heritage diamond earrings

Catherine’s headband looks like it could be this simple piece from Zara. It cost £12.99 but had been reduced to £3.99 and sold out. Try this for just £6 at ASOS, or this and this to copy the Duchess.

With all the fussiness of the dress, we think this was a touch too much for the Duchess’ outfit.

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Zara padded velvet headband


Copy Catherine’s look here:

Thanks to @katiesroyallove for the headband suggestion

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